Strathclyde Switch OffDevice Guidance

See guidance below on which devices should and shouldn't be switched off.

Yes – please switch off

Light switch

Office lights

Laptop user

Personal PCs & desktop printers


Stand-alone kettles, toasters & microwaves



Meeting room screen

Meeting room screens after use

Seek permission from line managers first

The engineering department at the University of Strathclyde

Lab equipment

No – please never switch off

Central Pool PCs

Power and updates for these are centrally controlled


Multifunction devices

Printer/scanner/copier machines


Fridges & freezers

water boiler

Instant boil wall-mounted kettles

Students in Chemistry lab

Lab equipment currently in use for experiments

departmental display screen

Departmental display screens

Vending machine

Vending machines

Water cooler

Water dispensers